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KPCC News Staff Has Union Deal With Management

SAG-AFTRA contract covers pay increases, intern limits

News staff at KPCC(FM), Pasadena, Calif., represented by SAG-AFTRA recently negotiated their first contract with management at Southern California Public Radio.

The new three-year contract includes guaranteed wage increases per year for the term of the contract, minimum scales for each job title and accompanying job descriptions, improvements in matters affecting the newsroom and company benefits on the same basis as non-bargaining unit members. The deal includes some 70 reporters, newscasters, correspondents, producers, videographers/photographers, data journalists, show hosts, news anchors, and apprentice news clerks, who work on the air and online.

Highlights include guaranteed increases compounding to 5.6% over the term of the agreement, merit increases and limits on the use of interns.

The organizing campaign at KPCC started in 2012, according to the union.